Category: Sound Design

How sound designers use the Hybrid Library for indie film projects

December 18, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Hybrid Library, Interviews, Sound Design

Discover how Ryan Billia creates with the Hybrid Library in his one-stop audio post facility. Pro Sound Effects spent a day with sound designer Ryan Billia in his Rumble Audio studio in Brooklyn, NY to capture his creative process and approach to film sound. As the owner of a multi-service …

Sound Design Tutorial with the Hybrid Library

December 12, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Hybrid Library, Sound Design

Bring stories to life with the Hybrid Library – your go-to general sound library for daily use on any project. Watch Jonah Guelzo (Divergent, RoboCop, Furious 7) use the Hybrid Library to quickly search and spot sound effects to design and mix a suspenseful short film scene. Learn why having access to …

Inside the sleek, interactive sound design of award-winning iOS puzzle app Blackbox

October 31, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Game Audio, Interviews, Sound Design

Discover how the sound design of Blackbox was created to complement and guide its unique gameplay. When developer Ryan McLeod devised the abstract puzzle iOS app Blackbox, he began on the principle that all challenges be solvable without touching the screen. The result was much more than that: a collection of …

Translating Emotion: Sound design for advertising with Joseph Fraioli

October 16, 2017 by Andreas Russo in Interviews, Sound Design

Step inside the process and experiences of sound designing ads for some of the world’s biggest companies. Joseph Fraioli is a sound designer and PSE Master Library user working on some of the most interesting advertising projects out there, with clients ranging from Ogilvy to Google. He works out of …

Sound design tips from Oscar® winner Sylvain Bellemare

August 16, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Film Sound, Interviews, Sound Design

Discover how sound designer and editor Sylvain Bellamare uses backgrounds and silence to guide narrative. Sylvain Bellemare, winner of the 2017 Academy Award® for Best Sound Editing for his work on Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi film Arrival, was featured on the latest episode of CBC Arts’ The Filmmakers – an interview series highlighting creative talent behind popular …

Mark Mangini on why you should record at high sample rates

July 20, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Sound Design

“As a sound designer for motion pictures, I live and die by the quality of my library.” With a film sound career spanning 36 years, 100+ film credits, and a dozen awards and nominations, Mark Mangini’s sonic prowess is highly regarded in the world of audio post. You can find …

Expressive Machines: Martin Stig Andersen’s award-winning game audio for INSIDE

July 12, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Game Audio, Interviews, Sound Design

Discover how game sound designer and composer Martin Stig Andersen worked with source sounds from renowned recordist Ann Kroeber to create the stirring emotional depth of Playdead’s hit game INSIDE. Recently, Pro Sound Effects released Industrial Sounds with Soul – our second library recorded and designed by film sound pioneers …

Sound designing the mechanical beasts of ‘Titanfall 2’

May 1, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Game Audio, Sound Design

Learn how the Lead Sound Designer of Titanfall 2 created complex robotic sounds that bring the Titans to life. Respawn Entertainment, PSE-clients and makers of the award-winning game Titanfall, recently posted a blog article featuring Rick Hernandez, Lead Sound Designer for the Multiplayer component of the Titanfall franchise. The latest release, Titanfall …

Enter the “Upgrade Your Sound Design Rig” Giveaway

April 3, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Contests, Sound Design

We know how hard you work to deliver great sound for your clients, and we want to help you get a leg up on the competition. Introducing the Pro Sound Effects Upgrade Your Sound Design Rig Giveaway! With four prize bundles totaling $15,000+ in audio tools, this collection of industry-leading software, hardware, …

The Subtle, Powerful Sound of Oscar® Winner ‘The Salesman’

March 17, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Film Sound, Interviews, Sound Design

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi made headlines when his film ‘The Salesman’ won the 2017 Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film, but not simply for winning the award twice since 2012. Farhadi chose not to attend the Oscars® ceremony in solidarity with those affected by the recent U.S. travel ban. Instead, Iranian-American engineer Anousheh Ansari …